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The Brunello di Montalicino is a characteristic wine that boasts complexity and bold, fresh fruit flavors. Made from Sangiovese grapes, and aged with grace and care, this deep red wine is extremely popular and is one of the most famous and prestigious wines of Italy. Brunello is known to be a favorite of wine connoisseurs as well as wine newcomers.

The Fonterenza vineyard thinks of Brunello wine as “a paean to Montalcino, a synthesis of everything that makes this part of the world so special; its unique combination of soils, sea breezes and woodlands.” Italy considers this wine to be old-fashioned, as it is a wine that takes patience and time to mature. The Brunello Di Montalcino is aged for about 4 years before it is bottled. The longer Brunello wines mature, the better and more flavorful the wine will be upon tasting.

Brunello wine is only made in the town of Montalcino, which is located in the Tuscany region of Italy. Forterenza is an organic winery, owned by twins Francesca and Margherita Padovani. Vineyards started in 1999, and have been tended to by the Padovani since.

This wine goes well with beef dishes, such as the Tajarin al Ragu. It would also pair well with the Tomato Arancini, both served at Rare Italian Restaurant.

Forterenza is an organic winery, owned by twins Francesca and Margherita Padovani. Vineyards started in 1999, and have been tended to by the Padovani since.

Fun fact: At the end of World War II, Brunello wines were thought of as Italy’s rarest wines.